The total land area of Central America could fit into the USA more than three times over, and if we took Mexico out of the equation this would go up to eighteen times. However, in this case, size means nothing, as the culture, history and beauty these small countries (and one rather larger one) contain is huge. There is the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica, the authentic Latin feel of Guatemala, the beautiful beaches of Mexico and the hidden gem that is Nicaragua, while the laid-back philosophy of the local people can be felt throughout the region. This is without even mentioning the ancient ruins, spectacular jungles and volcanic lunar-like landscapes that are dotted all over the region. With so many possibilities of where to go Central America, we've put together our top picks for each of the countries in the region below.